In this Nov. 2, 2016 photo, Alicia Keys poses for a portrait in New York, to promote her sixth album, "Here." (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

Happy birthday Alicia Keys!

The supremely talented Alicia Keys turns 37 today.  Described by many as a ‘modern renaissance woman’, Alicia Keys is no doubt a pop culture icon with her illustrious music career and her continued humanitarian work. A voice of positivity, Alicia is a role to model to millions around the world and in tribute on her birthday, we look back at some of her most inspirational songs.


Taken from her third studio album As I Am, this 2007 hit was an anthem. ‘Even when I’m a mess, I still put on a vest, With an S on my Chest’ became a popular line which resonated with women everywhere, reminding them of their strength and abilities. The star soon launched ‘I Am Superwoman’, an empowering site centered around the theme of the song.

Empire State Of Mind

Released in 2010, this was Alicia’s personal response to Jay-Z’s Billboard smash which she featured in. Alicia sings about growing up in New York and her determination to make it.

Girl On Fire

As the title track to her 2012 album, its name speaks for itself.

Brand New Me

Alicia Keys sings from a brand new chapter in this stunning introspective ballad.

28 Thousand Days

Alicia reminds us to live our lives to the fullest in this song, which was featured on a Levi’s commercial.

Blended Family

Alicia Keys embraces her extended family in this moving dedication to her husband Swizz Beats’ ex-wife and his children.

What a collection of hits! We can’t wait to continue to watch her grow and hope that we’ll be treated to some new music this year.

What is your favourite Alicia Keys song? Let us know @CelebMix

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